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Timothy Olmsted, St. Paul Teacher Accused Of Discriminating Against Black Students, Sees Case Move To Federal Court
Sep-13-2012 525 0


Heights Community School parents have filed a lawsuit that is now moving to federal courts against the St. Paul Public School District in Minnesota, amid an investigation into allegations that teacher Timothy Olmsted discriminated against black students.

Olmsted resigned after the district placed him on paid leave in the spring after parents complained that he called black students "fat, black and stupid" and told them, "you will never amount to anything" and "you only have one parent.

The teacher also allegedly forced black students to sit in the back of the classroom, or sit with their desks facing the wall.

"He told the whole entire class that it is easier for him to teach rich white folks than poor black people," Tolbert told reporters.

Olmsted resigned in March, but is still being paid through the first week of October, and parents are dissatisfied. He is also not facing disciplinary action due to the resignation.

In the suit, parents claim that the district failed to protect their children from Olmsted, the Star Tribune reports. Latasha Tolbert, mother of 12-year-old Jamia Ware, said she made nearly 100 calls to school officials in the fall regarding Olmsted's classroom behavior, but the no one acted until January.

District representatives, however, tell the Star Tribune that an investigation was launched promptly and all complaints against the teacher were addressed immediately. Olmsted's attorney notes that the teacher "denies any improper conduct and believes that the claims against him are baseless."

But the educator has a record of controversy. The St. Paul School District reported in 2002 that Olmsted gave a sixth grade girl a birthday card with sexual innuendos, and requested that she read it to the class. He was also accused of giving a graphic description of castrating horses and throwing testicles into a field to feed cats.

For the various incidents over the years, disciplinary actions against him have ranged from written reprimands to days of suspension without pay. Students also find his more recent, racial comments strange.

"He would say random things like when I get out of the shower my dog dries me off," student Aylecia Ingram-Jones told reporters in a separate report.

Her father, Miguel Jones, has moved the teen to another school district, and asserts that there should be no question about whether Olmsted should be allowed to keep teaching.

"I wouldn't stand for it," Jones said. "Right is right. Wrong is wrong."

Minnesota does not have statewide regulations regarding disciplinary action for teachers, so process is followed based on district decisions and as outlined in teachers' union contracts.

The allegations in St. Paul are similar to complaints against Kathleen Pyles, a math teacher at North End Middle School in Waterbury, Conn., who was placed on paid leave in June while officials investigate claims that she addressed a black student with a racist remark.

Parents have accused Pyles of inappropriately calling a student "black boy" when she couldn't remember his name. When she first called the boy by the wrong name, he pointed out her mistake. So she responded, "How about black boy? Go sit down, black boy."

Parents are calling for her dismissal.

In another incident in March, a Virginia high school English teacher allegedly asked the only black student in the class to read a poem in a "blacker" manner.

Jordan Shumate, a ninth-grader at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Va., says he was reading aloud Langston Hughes' "Ballad of the Landlord" when teacher Marilyn Bart interrupted him.

"She told me, 'Blacker, Jordan -- c'mon, blacker. I thought you were black,'" Shumate told The Washington Post.

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And Dr. Jan Adams now wants the 21-time Grammy winner to clear his muddied name.

“It baffles me when nobody wants to know the truth,” Adams said in an emotional tell-all interview. “I think (Kanye) should stand up and tell the truth, and the truth will set you free.

“I think the truth needs to be out there. If he had any b---s or if he was any kind of man he could (speak up). But the real answer is he probably won’t.”

Adams claims he was scapegoated after Donda’s death, and points to mistakes he claims made by West’s cousin Stephan Scoggins following Donda’s lengthy liposuction, tummy-tuck and breast-reduction surgery.

Ed Winter, Los Angeles County Coroner's Assistant Chief of Investigations, said his office received a terse letter from the state nursing board announcing its probe of Scroggins was dropped.

Scroggins then never followed through on promises to install patient monitors in Donda’s bedroom when she returned home after 5 1/2 hours of surgery, Adams charged. Pictured are Kanye West and Donda West holding his three awards backstage at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in 2006.

Scoggins then never followed through on promises to install patient monitors in Donda’s bedroom when she returned home after 5 1/2 hours of surgery, Adams charged. Pictured is Donda West's home where she died.

“Allegations not sustained,” the letter read. “Case closed.”

“Most people that I run into think she died on the table, they don’t even know this lady was home for a day,” said Adams. “The truth hasn't been revealed.”

He then never followed through on promises to install patient monitors in Donda’s bedroom when she returned home after 5 1/2 hours of surgery, Adams charged.

He also left her under the care of untrained friends one day after the surgery, heading out to a baby shower and ignoring phone calls for help about the ailing patient, according to Adams.

In addition, Donda West took as many as 20 pain-killing Vicodins in less than 24 hours — and wound up choking on her own vomit because she was allow to lie flat on her back in bed, the doctor said.

"She aspirated the food contents into her lungs and that’s that,” said Adams. “And four minutes later you’re dead. Jimi Hendrix, that's how he died. It ain't magical."

She was pronounced dead at Centinela Freeman hospital on Nov. 10, 2007, after a desperate 911 call from her home in Playa Del Ray, Calif.

The coroner’s report, while unable to determine the exact “manner of death,” found both vomiting and “medication use for pain” as contributing factors. Adams was not faulted by the coroner.

Department of Corner Investigator's narrative regarding the death of Donda West.

The report claims that there is no evidence of a surgical procedure problem leading to hemorrhage or infection post-operation or during the procedure.

The official conducting the autopsy report says in their opinion that Donda West died from pre-existing coronary artery disease and several post-operative factors after her surgery. The report also says that the manner of her death could not be determined.

A complaint form claims that Dr. Jan Adams intended for Donda West to be at a center where professional post-operative care could be provided, but instead was seen by a friend and a personal assistant.

The report continues to claim that arrangements to care for Donda West that were claimed to take place did not happen.

Donda West, 58, spent more than 20 years on the English Department faculty at Chicago State University before retiring to oversee her son’s career.

“It’s a complete tragedy,” said Adams, now 61.

“Don't get me wrong, it makes me sick. She was a nice person. I do feel sad about what happened.

“... It didn't need to happen, that’s why it’s sad. She should still be alive."

Scoggins, speaking at his north Hollywood apartment, denied Adams’ allegations about his role in Donda’s death.

“It is absolutely not the case, it’s not, so thanks for stopping by,” said Scoggins, who received his nursing license in 1990.

He brushed off a question about his absence for the baby shower: “That is actually an account that is so long ago and of course the details of that are not even all completely true, but certainly nothing I continue to discuss.”

Adams also came under fire from other doctors after the death, with some charging the operation was reckless because of Donda’s health issues.

She was 5-foot-2, weighed 188 pounds, and battled high blood pressure and high blood sugar.

A rival Beverly Hills plastic surgeon even said he refused to operate on her before she turned to Adams.

But Adams still insists Donda was perfectly healthy for surgery and died only because of her botched aftercare.

Adams recalled speaking twice with Donda on the day of her death — once in the morning, and again at 3:30 p.m., about five hours before her death.

He assumed that Scoggins was on the job, and heard nothing about her condition that caused any alarm.

“I can’t tell you what she said to me, that’s doctor-patient (privilege),” said Adams.

“I think it's fair to say as a patient she had normal post-op pain. It concerned her and for most people post-op, at least first day, that’s their overriding concern: They hurt.”

Adams said he intends to keep fighting to restore his unfairly tarnished reputation — and to keep the pressure on the platinum-selling West.

“What he needs to know is it’s never going to go away,” the doctor vowed.

“It's out there and it ain’t going to go away until we deal with it.

“I don't have to worry, I have truth and God on my side, on this one I'm absolutely correct.”

A rep for West did not return a request for comment.

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The woman who was shot and critically wounded by a Georgia sheriff told a detective the shooting was an accident that happened while they were practicing self-defense tactics in an empty model home, her father said Friday.

Gwenevere McCord, 43, was able to speak Thursday for the first time since the May 3 shooting after doctors removed a tube from her throat, her father Ernest McCord told The Associated Press.

Gwenevere McCord and Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill were alone in the model home in Gwinnett County, roughly 50 miles northeast of Hill's office, when the shooting happened. Hill called 911 and told an operator that it was an accident that happened while they were "practicing tactics." First responders found McCord by the front door of the home.

Hill faces a misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct in the shooting. He was released from jail on a $2,950 bond and has vowed to stay on the job.

Hill's time as sheriff in Clayton County, just south of Atlanta, has been filled with controversy. On his first day a decade ago, he fired more than two dozen deputies. He also used a military tank on drug raids as part of a tough-on-crime message during his first term.

He was voted out of office in 2008 but won it back again in 2012 despite facing more than two dozen criminal charges in a corruption case. A jury later acquitted him of all 27 charges, including theft and giving false statements. That cleared the way for Hill to continue as sheriff, and he had kept a relatively low profile until this month's shooting.

Hill refused to make any statements to police after the shooting.

Gwenevere McCord told the detective Thursday evening that she and Hill were practicing police exercises for protection and that the shooting happened when Hill grabbed the wrong gun while teaching her to defend herself, her father said.

A list of items taken from the house by police includes a "gun, badge and knives from front porch," a .22-caliber handgun, a .40-caliber handgun and a blue training gun.

Police said in a statement released Friday that McCord told them she and Hill were practicing "police tactics" when Hill shot her by mistake.

"McCord claimed that Hill would never intentionally harm her," the statement says.

McCord is a real estate agent and wanted to learn self-defense since she's frequently alone in model homes, her father said. She had bought a gun and had been going to a shooting range to practice in recent months, Ernest McCord said.

He said his daughter's condition is improving faster than doctors expected. Growing up the only girl with four brothers made her tough, he said.

"She's a strong fighter," he said.

When doctors told Ernest McCord they were removing the tube Thursday, they warned that his daughter might not be able to speak right away. So he was surprised when he walked back into the room and went to hang clothes in the closet and his daughter said, "Where have you been?"

"I thought, 'Thank you, Lord, she's coming around,'" Ernest McCord said. "I was full of joy."

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A Washington, D.C., journalist was fatally shot when the intended victim of a bullet used the young woman, who was transferring buses, as a human shield, police and family members said.

Charnice Milton, 27, was in the “wrong place, wrong time” and was “certainly not the intended victim,” D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters at a somber scene in southeast D.C. She’d been covering a community meeting and texted her mother afterwards to say she was headed home. Ten minutes later, the innocent victim was gunned down in the street.

Milton had grown up in the neighborhood and dedicated herself to telling the stories of its residents, her grieving parents told reporters.

"She could have worked at any news media organization she wanted to," her father, Ken McClenton, told WJLA-TV. "She had the credentials, she had the expertise, she had the knowledge, but she sacrificed and she stayed and wrote in Ward 8."

Milton overcame childhood speech problems to get a communications scholarship and eventually graduate from Ball State University. She went on to get her master’s degree in 2011 from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

"I would not say Charnice was a natural born reporter," said journalism professor Aileen Gallagher, who taught Milton in the fall of 2010. "She was earnest and trusting and kind, qualities which are great in humanity, but not necessarily in a journalist and I think she knew that and she worked hard to overcome it. She was shy, so speaking to strangers didn't come naturally to her. What I really admired about her was that she didn't give up, but week after week after week, she just did it until it wasn't hard anymore."

She returned to D.C. to work for the Capital Community News, among other outlets where she regularly contributed since August 2012.

“Not only did they gun down a young woman, they also silenced one of our reporters,” Andrew Lightman, the managing editor of Capital Community News, told the Washington Post. “I think it’s a real loss not only for us and her family but also the communities that she covered. ... She was one of a handful of reporters across the District who was looking at the nuts and bolts of everyday life.”

Milton, a dedicated Christian, was one of six killed during a six day stretch across D.C., the Washington Post reported. The reporter was changing buses around 9:40 p.m. at Good Hope Road when a man grabbed her just as a dreadlocked teen, riding a dirt bike or moped, unleashed a hail of bullets, striking Milton in the chest, her father said.

"The promise ring I gave her in high school was on her finger when that man dropped her to the pavement," McClenton, the host of radio show The Exceptional Conservative, said during his Thursday night program. "Her days should have been long upon this Earth, but two cowards took her life!"

"I pray for the person who did this," her mother, Francine Milton told WJLA. "I pray for them."

The intended victim and shooter both fled and escaped.

“Here is a woman who’s dedicated her life to her community, her family, her church,” Lanier told reporters. “Wrong place, wrong time, certainly not the intended victim.”

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A former Atlanta Falcons player kicked his ex-girlfriend’s small dog because it bit him, his attorney said Friday night. Prince Shembo was in tears over his arrest and release from the team, attorney Jerry Froelich said.

“He didn’t mean to kill the dog,” Froelich told reporters outside the Gwinnett County jail.

But the Yorkie’s injuries were extensive, according to police. Friday afternoon, Shembo, 23, was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, Cpl. Michele Pihera said. Within two hours, Shembo was released from the team, and Friday night, he surrendered to authorities. He was released shortly after 10 p.m. after posting $15,000 bond, jail records showed.

Ex-Falcon didn’t mean to kill girlfriend’s dog, attorney says photo

Froelich said Shembo owns a dog and has never hurt it, and that he “was in tears” about the charge and release from the team.

The Falcons responded to the allegations swiftly, releasing an emailed statement late Friday afternoon.

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